The dishonourable killing of #QandeelBaloch

A naked shoulder is more of a stain on your family’s honour than killing your own flesh and blood; is that really how it goes? One can only hope that Qandeel quietly inspired enough women and enlightened enough men to quicken the gradual erosion of the...

Why is everyone scared of the F word?

Recently Indian actress Lisa Haydon , who plays a single mother in coming of age drama Queen, publicly disassociated from the word “feminism”. “One day I look forward to making dinner for my husband and children. I don’t want to be a career feminist,” she said in an...

My boyfriend is a bully

When I speak to people who had not suffered domestic violence – fortunately there is still a few of them in the world – I notice how little they actually understand this phenomenon. The first thing they say is “why doesn’t she leave?” I feel so angry when they say...

No more stones thrown from a glass house

As International Women’s Day has just gone by, we have to recognise that while attitudes are changing, women and girls still face appalling inequality and injustice around the world As a man I am constantly horrified by the way so many other men treat women so badly,...